People's Assembly hits Downing St ahead of autumn statement

Campaigners from the People's Assembly Against Austerity have staged a protest at Downing St tonight ahead of Osborne's autumn statement calling on the government to reverse austerity. (for images see notes below)

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Video: Autumn Statement interview with George Osborne

After speaking to the people of London about the recent spate of cuts, we went to George Osborne's constituency in Tatton, Cheshire to talk to him ahead of his Autumn Statement.  Watch what happened here. 

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Austerity To Become Legally Binding?

George Osborne is considering writing a commitment to reducing the budget deficit by 2018 into law. This would be wholly counterproductive, giving austerity a legal basis and constraining the ability of a future government to break with a failed policy.

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Video: People's Assembly Economic Briefing

A panel of leading economists discuss the true state of the economy and the lies underpinning the government's austerity programme.

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Cameron and Victorian Britain : The ‘Facts’ behind Troubled Families

John Richardson critiques the root of the Tory ideology and drive to bring Britain back to the Victorian era.

“Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life........nothing else will ever be of any service to them.....Stick to Facts, Sir!”

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Why is Osborne still committed to a failing strategy?

George Osborne’s loyalty to austerity has been criticised yet again this week in light of figures which reveal that wages may no longer cover the cost of living. 

Whilst people’s living standards continue to fall, figures from The Office of National Statistics this week have shown that real earnings have also decreased by 1.6% over the past year, with levels this low last being seen at the turn of the century.

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'Selling off NHS for profit': Tories' and Liberal Democrats' links with private healthcare firms revealed

PM David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt are among 64 Tory MPs named in a study by Unite - Lib Dems Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are also on the list

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